Action Alert


The Adrian Dominican Sisters have long been engaged, individually and communally, in efforts to protect the integrity of creation and bring about a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. The Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation coordinates these efforts by bringing to light injustices and recommending ways to take action.


Action Alert

Greening My Footprint



Click here to view a PDF of Greening My Footprint, a monthly email in English and Spanish that offers ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

 


Dream Act 2017



NOW is the time to bring the Dream Act 2017 to the floor of the House for a vote. Dreamers deserve it. We must demand it.

Please call your Republican Representative today and every day until we get a vote. Urge her/him to do the right thing. If she/he supports Dreamers, then it’s time to step up and take action. Call your U.S. Representative at 202-224-3121 TODAY and EVERYDAY!

The message is simple:
"I'm your constituent from [City, State]. I support Dreamers and strongly oppose President Trump's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. I urge you to sign the House discharge petition and  bring the Dream Act of 2017 to the floor for a vote. If you support Dreamers, calling for a vote is the best way to help them."

OR write to your local congressmen. Click here for a downloadable postcard.

Currently, there are nine Senators who have sponsored the Dream Act of 2017. See if your Senator is a co-sponsor, if not call your Senator and urge him or her to co-sponsor the Dream Act of 2017.

 


Defending Temporary Protected Status [via Interfaith Immigration Coalition]


Here is the latest update from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition on Temporary Protected Status.

Additional resources via the Center for American Progress:



Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence



Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence is a diverse coalition of denominations and faith-based organizations united by the call of our faiths to confront America’s gun violence epidemic and to rally support for policies that reduce death and injury from gunfire.

The coalition has grown to more than 50 groups representing tens of millions of Americans in faith communities across the nation (see participating groups and organizations)– and the call to confront this epidemic has grown ever more urgent and imperative.

Read their national resolution.

What We Want

In light of the tragedy in Newtown — and in Aurora, Tucson, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, Columbine, Oak Creek, and so many more — we know that no more time can be wasted. Gun violence is taking an unacceptable toll on our society, in mass killings and in the constant day-to-day of senseless death. While we continue to pray for the families and friends of those who have perished, we must also support our prayers with action by calling legislators and letting them know:

  • Background checks work!
  • High-capacity assault weapons and ammo cartridges should be banned. There is no legitimate self-defense or sporting purpose for these military-style, high-capacity weapons and magazines. They are, however, the weapons of choice for those who want to shoot and kill a lot of people quickly.

Watch this video - America's gun problem, explained in 90 seconds

 


 

Global Catholic Climate Movement


The COP23 summit, the annual round of UN climate negotiations, will take place in Bonn on November 6-17. Global Catholic Climate Movement and other Catholic organizations will have a significant presence to make the call for climate justice. 

Resources for the summit:

  • COP23 Prayer Guide with a prayer for each day of the gathering and local perspective from front-line communities.

  • Read about the opening of the COP23 Summit in Bonn

  • Join the webinar, “Live from COP23: Hot Climate News and What's Next for Catholics,” a collaboration between GCCM and CIDSE, November 14.

  • Read the daily prayers [via Holy Union Sisters]

 


 

Beyond 100 Days of Prayer



Beyond 100 Days of Prayer is created by the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Interest Group of the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph

Use this resource to engage positively with others and pray for those at risk from government policy choices.

 


Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on July 7, 2017.

Throughout the negotiating process, ICAN worked alongside governments to achieve the strongest, most effective treaty possible. Around two-thirds of the world’s nations voted in favor of adopting the agreement. ICAN is focused now on persuading nations to sign and ratify it, and then to work for its full implementation.

Read the facts about nuclear weapons.

Watch ICAN's video.



Share the Journey


Caritas Internationalis has created the “Share the Journey Campaign.” ⬅️Click the link for educational resources, activities, reflections, and more!

“Share the Journey has at its heart the vision of a united global human family. The focus is on our joint journey as people on the move in departure, transit, and host communities.”  

Pope  Francis launched this campaign on September 27th and he has invited everyone around the world to “Share the Journey.” Click here to see the Pope’s Address in St. Peter’s Square.

Join the campaign by praying the Global Migration Prayer with people around the world. 

This campaign will continue until September, 2019. We will have continuous up dates and actions over the course of these next two years.